Anne Elliot and Captain Wentworth exemplify the country gentry in Regency
England in Jane Austen's endearing tale.
Anne Elliot is a young woman of perfect breeding and unwavering integrity. Seven
years after she is persuaded to reject Captain Wentworth's offer of marriage,
her feelings for him are still strong. By the time she realizes this, Wentworth
seems to only have eyes for the attractive, though flighty, Louisa Musgrove.
Set against the world of the country gentry in Regency England, Persuasion
critically portrays the many aspects of proper society?its failings and humor?as
well as presenting a tender story of determination and enduring love.
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